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Help Videomakers for Change get to Camp Sambel

Next month, EngageMedia’s Camp Sambel will host more than 50 Southeast Asian video activists for five days of video training, screenings and discussion near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The response to this year’s event, however, has been overwhelming. We will have to turn away some fantastic people if we can’t raise at least $2500 (and hopefully more) for the Camp Sambel Travel Fund. We need your help!

From February 20-25, 2012, video activists from all over Indonesia, East Timor, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia will meet to share skills, network and learn how to get their message out through increasingly popular video sharing technologies.

EngageMedia, working with KOMAS, will cover the travel costs of more than 40 camp participants but we can’t bring everyone that deserves to be there.

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Citizens right across the Asia Pacific still struggle for justice on a daily basis – from human rights abuses in West Papua, Southern Thailand and the Philippines, to environmental destruction in Borneo or the widespread exploitation and abuse of migrant workers.

Taking inspiration from the Arab Spring, activists from across the region have recognised the power of video and new technologies to bring about change.

You can help them get their stories to the world by donating to the Camp Sambel Travel Fund!

Find out more about Camp Sambel here.